I had a great opportunity to chat with the famous Scott Hanselman recently on .NET RIA Services.    We drilled a lot into the background for RIA Services and what the high level patterns we are addressing with RIA Services. 

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<<The Return of 3-Tier Architecture - RIA Services with Brad Abrams/>

Brad Abrams runs a number of teams at Microsoft, most recently working on "Rich Internet Application Services" (RIA). Scott grills Brad on the rebirth of 3-tier architect, XML, REST and JSON. What's this thing about and is it the best way to write data-centric apps with Silverlight?

 

  Enjoy!